Daniel Humair

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Daniel Humair
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Background information
Born (1938-05-23) 23 May 1938 (age 80)
Geneva, Switzerland
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, artist
Years active1960–present
Associated actsJean-Luc Ponty, Kenny Barron, Eric Dolphy, Joachim Kuhn, Gerry Mulligan, Martial Solal

Daniel Humair (born 23 May 1938 in Geneva) is a drummer, composer, and painter.

He is widely renowned and became a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1986 and Officier in 1992. He has played with many jazz performers notably Jean-Luc Ponty, Michel Portal, Martial Solal, Dexter Gordon, Gerry Mulligan and Eric Dolphy.

Humair is also a talented painter. He describes his own work as "figurative abstract" and has created a coherent œuvre proving his passion and knowledge of artistic painting.


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